New Year’s Day celebrations in the United States
New Year’s Day is coming soon. Chinese people must be very familiar with New Year’s Day. So what are the New Year’s customs in the United States? Does New York have many New Year’s events like China?
New Years is a major holiday celebrated in unison in every state across the United States. The most lively New Year’s Eve in the United States is New Year’s Eve. At night, people gather in churches, streets or squares to sing, pray, bless, repent, and welcome the moment of eradication and renewal together.
At 12:00 midnight, church bells across the country rang in unison, and the band played the famous nostalgic song “Safe Journey”. In the sound of music, excited people embraced each other and ushered in the new year with sadness of farewell and yearning for a new life.
The Indians of North America have their own unique customs. Every New Year’s Eve, they hold a distinctive “spring fire party”. When the light of the morning dawns, they put their worn-out clothes on fire as a symbol of getting rid of the old and welcoming the new.
New Year’s Eve activities often last until two or three o’clock in the morning the next day. On New Year’s Day, it is usually more peaceful and idle. Many get up late to watch TV and have a New Year’s meal with family and friends.
In the United States, January 1st is New Year’s Day, which is a federal holiday. On this day, people will abandon the bad things of the past year, make good wishes for the new year, and say goodbye to the old and welcome the new. The New Year also marks a new and beautiful beginning, and everyone is happy on this day.
Although New Year’s Day is not the busiest day, there are still many states that hold very local celebrations. California has the Rose Festival, the largest New Year’s celebration in the United States.
Seventy or eighty years ago, some club members in rural California used flowers to decorate their carriages and held small celebrations in the village during the citrus ripening season. Today, it has developed into a grand celebration of Shili Long Street full of flowers. Fifty or sixty floats made entirely of flowers, especially roses, traveled slowly for miles, with various models made of flowers.
Not only did this draw Californian men, women and children to the streets, but it also attracted millions of TV viewers.
In Philadelphia, there is a 10-hour costume parade. The origins of this activity can be traced back to the custom of Swedish and English immigrants who settled along the Delaware River in the mid-17th century.
They were always dressed in full costumes and held a New Year’s parade in the countryside. Today’s fancy dress parade in Philadelphia is more organized than it was then, but it still retains the features of the past. The people participating in the parade, some dressed up as clowns, some disguised as women (according to ancient customs, women are not allowed to participate in this parade), accompanied by the floats, sang and danced, the crowd flowed like water, and it was very lively. The total number of participants every year is about ten or twenty thousand.
In addition, many states hold New Year’s Day football games. California, where the flowers are blooming, has the Rose Cup football game; Dallas, Texas, which is rich in cotton, has the Cotton Cup football game; Sugar cane, New Orleans, Louisiana, has the Sugar Cup football game; and later, Jacksonville, Florida, has emerged. The Alligator Cup, and the Sun Cup in El Paso, Texas, and more.
Another interesting habit in the United States is to make a New Year’s resolution, which they call “New Year’s Resolution”. This resolution is usually not some grand ambition, but some simple and practical plan. For example: “I must quit smoking”, or “I will treat my neighbors well”, etc. They always speak candidly to everyone in the hope of being monitored and encouraged.